Spicy Tuna Pasta

As mentioned before, am trying to cook and bake more now.  I miss cooking, though I don’t regret asking ate to do it if it means more time with Liam and Dino. 😉

One of Ate Lilia’s weakness talaga is Pasta, so last week, decided to cook an easy peasy pasta dish.  I got this idea from Oh Georg1 restaurant here in Cebu during one of my lunch dates with Dino. 😉

Spicy Tuna Pasta
Spicy Tuna Pasta

Ingredients: (serves 3)

  • Linguini Pasta (a handful)
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic (grated)
  • Century Tuna Hot & Spicy
  • Parmesan Cheese

How to:

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water with salt and a little oil and set aside
  • In a wok, saute grated garlic in Olive oil til fragrant
  • Add the oil and half of the meat from Century Tuna Hot & Spicy
  • Add in cooked pasta and toss til pasta are well coated
  • Put remaining tuna meat on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese for added yumminess

Pair with garlic toast and enjoy with your loved ones.

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Tomato and Basil Pasta with Baked Chicken

Pasta! Pasta! Pasta!  Definitely, one of our favorite food.  When I was younger, only pasta I know exist were Spaghetti and Carbonara.  Ang dami pala nila.. hehehe.. This is also one of Dino’s favorites.  I’ve tried preparing all types of Pastas pati Ravioli tinahak ko na.. (un lang, it was not that successful.. haha, am still gathering more courage to try it again..)

Anyway, I got the pasta recipe from my SIL, Leah of The Bright Spot. So I will just share my Baked Lemon and Herb Crusted Chicken Fillet.  Been trying to create diet recipes and this came to mind.  here goes..

Tomato & Basil Pasta with Baked Lemon and Herb Crusted Chicken Fillet
Tomato & Basil Pasta with Baked Lemon and Herb Crusted Chicken Fillet

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast Fillet
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic (grated)
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Dried Basil Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Parsley

How to:

  • Mix oil and garlic
  • on a separate bowl mix bread crumbs, parmesan, basil leaves, parsley and pepper
  • Season chicken with salt
  • Dip each chicken into the oil mixture then crumbs mixture
  • Arrange breaded chicken in prepared baking pan and top with remaining crumb mixture
  • Bake for 30 mins in a preheated oven (175 deg C)
  • Serve with your favorite pasta and drink

ENJOY!!

Special thanks to my SIL for sharing the recipe and to my good friend Jessilyn Uy for the fresh basil. 🙂

Angel Hair Pasta with Spanish Sardines and Broccoli

Last Christmas, one of our big bosses gifted us with Smoked Salmon.  The box has a recipe for pasta, but some of the ingredients are not available and not known to me (actually more of this than the first, hahaha) So I searched for a good recipe on the net and found this.  First time I tried this recipe was so so, since all the spiral pasta got soggy.  Second time was better but forgot to take photo, hence no post for that, haha.

Yesterday, my SIL was here in Cebu and I decided to cook pasta for her.  I used Spanish Sardines instead of Smoked Salmon and added some broccoli flowers.

Angel Hair Pasta with Spanish Sardines and Broccoli
Angel Hair Pasta with Spanish Sardines and Broccoli

 

Ingredients:

  • Cooked Angel Hair Pasta
  • A bottle of Spanish Sardines
  • Garlic (grated)
  • Onion (diced)
  • Broccoli flowers
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  • Remove fish bones from the sardines (optional) and set aside the sardines oil
  • Saute garlic and onion in olive oil til fragrant
  • Add in the sardines and saute for a minute
  • Squeeze some lemon juice to the pan
  • Add in cooked pasta
  • Put some salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Put the broccoli flowers last and mix well
  • you may add some of sardines oil if pasta is too dry
  • Serve and Enjoy!

VOILA!! Easy dish to prepare for a lazy Sunday.  I paired our pasta with Hungarian Sausages and freshly squeezed lemonade juice!  Everybody enjoyed our simple yet so yummy lunch.

Adobo Pasta

One of my dilemma’s lately is what to cook for Dino and Liam.  Am out of ideas now a days (or tamad mode lang? hehe).  Anyway, good thing I run into Maqui’s recipe.  A little tweak (as in little) and VIOLA!! Adobo Pasta for everyone. 🙂

Hmm.. smells good.. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Cooked Angel Hair Pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Chili Flakes (Optional)
  • Left over Adobo
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Additional Oil for frying

How to:

  • Fry shredded Pork til crispy
  • Saute garlic in olive oil til fragrant
  • Add Adobo Sauce and remaining adobo chunks (if any)
  • Add in angel hair pasta and mix well
  • Add salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste
  • Serve on a dish topped with crispy adobo pork floss

Enjoy!! 🙂

PS:   Thanks Maqui for sharing! My family (well, that’s Dino and Liam lang) loved it! 🙂

Spinach and Mushroom Rubber-ioli

Dino’s been craving for Raviolis these past few weeks and i added it to my list of must cooks.

Boy! will I not make these Raviolis no more! Grabe ang pawis at pagod!!  Unles, I add these to my exercise routine.. NOT!  The Outcome!? It’s more of a Rubber-ioli. Hahahaha.. My pasta was so thick, the outer part (where I pressed it to hold the fillings together) was hard!  We have to trim our raviolis so we can eat it.  Filling and sauce was good though…

Ingrredients:  Pasta

  • 3 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil

Filling:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Button Mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • Spinach Leaves chopped
  • Cream Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauce:

  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic (Crushed)
  • Tomatoes (diced)
  • Button Mushrooms (sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Mix together ingredients for pasta till flaky
  2. Knead about 10 minutes
  3. Set aside for 20 mins (refrigerate)
  4. Prepare filling
  5. Saute Garlic and Onion til fragrant
  6. Add button mushroom til all liquid evaporates
  7. Add in spinach and cook for around 2 minutes or til wilted
  8. Add Cream Cheese and mix well
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Prepare the Raviolis
  11. Flatten the dough super thinly (use pasta machine – highly recommended)
  12. use dough cutters to cut into round or square pieces
  13. Put a tablespoon of spinach and mushroom filling to one of round dough
  14. cover it with another pressing the outer part together to keep filling intact
  15. repeat 13 and 14 until all dough and fillings are done
  16. Cook prepared raviolis in boiling salted water til pasta is done
  17. prepare sauce while cooking raviolis
  18. Saute garlic and tomatoes until tomatoes are wilted
  19. add mushroom
  20. season with salt and pepper to taste

VOILA!

 

Note to self and Dino.. Don’t do this again.. Go to a fine Italian restaurant for a date if we want raviolis. 🙂

Sausage and Brocolli Pasta

My sister will kill me na. (buti nalang am in Cebu) She’s been nagging me to cook for her and telling me how she missed me. Then Dino’s been posting images of our meal. Lalong lagot. Inaasar daw namen sya.. hehehehe Oh well, ganyan lang ang lambingan nameng 2. 🙂

Anyway, chanced upon this recipe in Home Cooking the Costco Way recipe book our Boss’ Wife gave us.  Buti nalang din I saw this. Dino kasi loves pasta and mapurga naman sya if laging Spaghetti diba?! hehe.. We’re not so much into white sauces din kasi, kaya this one is really perfect.

thanks to my loving bobe for taking this pic. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Cooked Spaghetti (I usually use Linguini for this dish, but we have spaghetti pa in the cupboard, so I used it for this one)
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Blanched Brocolli Flowers
  • Chopped Chicken hotdogs (you may also use frankfurthers)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to:

  • Saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant
  • Add in chopped tomatoes, saute til wilted
  • Put in Chicken hotdogs and brocolli flowers, saute til hotdogs are cooked
  • Add in cooked pasta
  • Sprinkle Parmessan Cheese, Salt and Pepper
  • Toss til well mixed
  • Serve and Enjoy

I served this last night with Fried Chicken. We used ready mixed seasoning and I asked Ate Lilia to cook it for us lang. 🙂 You may also pair this with Steak or Chicken Fingers. Yum! 🙂

Note:  Original recipe used Italian Sausage instead of Hotdogs.  I tweaked the recipe lang to our liking.  🙂